Woman hospitalized after accidental shooting in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A woman is in the hospital tonight, after being shot in Chesterfield Monday night.

Police say they were called to the 7600 block of Fern Hollow Drive just after 9 p.m. for a report of an assault. However, they found a man was cleaning his gun inside a home when the firearm accidentally discharged and hit a woman in the leg. Her injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

Police say they do not yet know if charges will be filed.

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